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St. Petersburg police: man fatally shot in empty lot

St. Petersburg police: man fatally shot in empty lot

ST. PETERSBURG — A man was fatally shot while he was in an empty lot Monday night near the Enoch D. Davis recreation center, police said.The man, whose name was not made public, was pronounced dead at a hospital.Detectives said he was in the lot near...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Tampa police make two arrests in two different crime sprees

Tampa police make two arrests in two different crime sprees

TAMPA— Two men accused of pulling off two different crime sprees were arrested by Tampa Police this weekend.One man was captured after a 14-hour frenzy of robberies at drive-thru restaurants across east Tampa, police said. The second man was arrested...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Squatter accused in Tampa stabbing is also a suspect in slaying of Orlando woman

Squatter accused in Tampa stabbing is also a suspect in slaying of Orlando woman

TAMPA— A homeless man arrested Friday after police received a complaint he was sleeping in an abandoned home has now been identified as a suspect in the unsolved murder of an Orlando grandmother. Bobby Lee Story, 52, took off running when Tampa polic...
Updated: 9 hours ago
I-275 reopened after closure of northbound lanes in Tampa

I-275 reopened after closure of northbound lanes in Tampa

TAMPA— All northbound lanes of Interstate 275 have been reopened after a crash involving multiple vehicles temporarily stopped traffic, Tampa police said. The crash did not result in any major injuries, a spokeswoman said. All northbound lanes were c...
Published: 09/17/18
Deputies: Lutz woman covered kennelled dogs with gasoline during arson

Deputies: Lutz woman covered kennelled dogs with gasoline during arson

LUTZ — A 40-year-old woman arrested in connection with arson charges last month now faces an additional charge of animal cruelty after deputies say she doused two kenneled dogs with gasoline while setting her home on fire, leaving them severely burne...
Published: 09/17/18
Deputies: Zephyrhills man gave meth to 17-year-old girl, forced her into sex

Deputies: Zephyrhills man gave meth to 17-year-old girl, forced her into sex

ZEPHYRHILLS — A 46-year-old Zephyrhills man was arrested Saturday after deputies said he gave a 17-year-old girl methamphetamine and then forced her to have sex with him.Gary George Elder faces charges of sexual battery and contributing to the delinq...
Published: 09/17/18
Crash involving patrol vehicle, car fire cause backup on Sunshine Skyway

Crash involving patrol vehicle, car fire cause backup on Sunshine Skyway

A crash involving a patrol car and a vehicle fire caused traffic to move slowly across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge early Monday morning.According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s live traffic map, the crash involving a patrol car was blocking the insid...
Published: 09/17/18
St. Petersburg motorcyclist, 30, dies after crash, police report

St. Petersburg motorcyclist, 30, dies after crash, police report

ST. PETERSBURG — A motorcyclist died after crashing into a truck on Park Street N on Saturday night, police reported.About 5:25 p.m., Michael Aaron Baker, 30, was riding a 2018 Yamaha northbound on the road, according to the St. Petersburg Police Dep...
Published: 09/16/18
Pasco deputy fired after arrest on DUI charge

Pasco deputy fired after arrest on DUI charge

NEW PORT RICHEY — A Pasco County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested on DUI charges Saturday evening and terminated, according to the agency.Steven Xavier Walker, 26, was arrested by New Port Richey police and charged with two misdemeanors — DUI and DUI wi...
Published: 09/16/18
Elon Musk said a Tesla could drive itself across the country by 2018. One just crashed backing out of a garage.

Elon Musk said a Tesla could drive itself across the country by 2018. One just crashed backing out of a garage.

When Mangesh Gururaj’s wife left home to pick up their child from math lessons one Sunday earlier this month, she turned on her Tesla Model S and hit "Summon," a self-parking feature that the electric automaker has promoted as a central step towards ...
Published: 09/16/18